Political Advisors' Course

Progressive Strategy for a Democratic World

24 - 28 November 2014
The Graduate School of Government (GSG) and Australian Labor International are offering 15 scholarships to take part in a five day executive program for political and policy advisors from Asia and the Pacific.

This will be the seventh Political Advisors' Course held at the University of Sydney. Previous programs have featured distinguished guest presenters, all former Australian Commonwealth and state leaders. Previous presenters have included former Prime Minister Paul Keating, former Deputy Prime Minister Kim Beazley, and former Premiers Steve Bracks (Victoria), Bob Carr (New South Wales).

Applications For 2014 are now closed

Distinguished Presenters

Graduate School of Government, Professor and Director
The Hon. Dr Geoff Gallop AC
Premier of Western Australia 2001–2006

2008
The Hon. Paul Keating
Prime Minister of Australia 1991–1996

2009
His Excellency The Hon. Kim Beazley AC
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1995–1996
Leader of the Labor Party 1996–2001, 2003–2005


Lieutenant General John Sanderson AC
Governor of Western Australia 2000-2005

2010
The Hon. Steve Bracks AC
Premier of Victoria 1999–2007

2011
The Hon. Bob Carr
Premier of New South Wales 1995–2005
Minister for Foreign Affairs 2012–2013


The Hon. Dr. Andrew Refshauge
Deputy Premier of New South Wales 1995–2005

2012
The Hon. Kristine Keneally
Premier of New South Wales 2009–2011

2013
The Hon. Bob Debus AM
Attorney General of New South Wales 2000–2007

The Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP
Deputy Premier of New South Wales 2008–2011